Library Resources with Advanced Skill Level

The ability to identify your needs and take effective action to meet them is one way to define agency. Access to agency is complex and varies widely from person to person. Access to agency depends upon a variety of conditions. For example, if you struggle with agency, shame may tell you that you're broken in some way. If agency comes easily in an area, then you may view others who struggle with it, as lazy or stubborn. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 3-5 minutes
  • Production Date 07/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Read on for a demonstration of self empathy -- all generated within the context of both the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changes to Bridget's life that have arisen as a result.

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For effective dialogue clarify your needs, boundaries, and requests beforehand. Setting boundaries is telling someone what you're going to do in order to meet or protect needs for yourself or others. Whereas with requests, even if you have preferences, you still hold open curiosity about strategies to collaborate with others in meeting needs. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 3-5 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Little negative impacts can become big when left unattended. Watch for things like using a sharp tone, choosing not to share something, going along with something when you don’t really want to, trying to convince your partner, impulsively turning away, shrinking, losing access to parts of yourself, hiding, daydreaming about a different life, and judgmental thoughts. Instead, shift the dynamic: take responsibility, provide empathy, and commit to change.

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 4-6 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
What do we actually mean by “use of force” and what counts as such? Here's a template that will be unpacked in this article: "Use of force is consistent with nonviolence to the extent that we use the least amount of force possible, with the most love possible, aiming at (re)creating conditions for dialogue; that we make the choice using as much nonreactive discernment as possible, with as much support for the choice as possible, and while mourning not seeing another way to respond to a situation in which vital needs are at stake except to use force". Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 37 - 56 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 28
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Here's a brief anecdote showing how one woman was able transform a situation, where a man was about to assault or rape her. She responded in a creative way that lead them both to see each others' humanity -- navigating them both to safety. As part of her ingenuity he ended up spending the night in her house, in another room.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
  • Production Date 12/2016
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Physical distancing is opportunity to creatively to meet your needs in new ways. In this containment, with very few cues from others and the environment you now have a rare opportunity with less external distraction to rethink what's truly supportive -- and make significant changes to the less noticable habits of mind, standards and "should's". Applying questions and noticing certain symptoms can support. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 5-9 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Within the pandemic, limitations of our market economies are more visible. Extreme need is exposed when the economy is collapsing and so many people are without jobs. We can now see how it’s possible to direct resources where they are most needed, solely out of care and interconnection. This is a call to explore a more viable way of living, that centers relationship over transaction.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 22 - 31 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 14
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Emotional regulation is the consistent capacity to fully experience one’s feelings, particularly when they are intense and/or painful. Here are 36 practices that help with emotional regulation that can be done alone or with others. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 2-3 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Learning Tools
Our brains make patterns out of everything to save effort. But this has consequences on both how we treat others and on our ability to live nonviolently. The more we know about our own patterns, the more choice we have. Read on to learn our most important tendencies in groups, and what we can do in response.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read Time: 15 - 23 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
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